Stanislav Stepashkin

Stanislav Ivanovich Stepaschkin (Russian Станислав Иванович Степашкин; born September 1, 1940September 4, 2013 ) was a Soviet boxer. He was Olympic champion in 1964 and European champion amateur in 1963 and 1965 at featherweight.


Stanislaw Stepaschkin began as a teenager with 15 years in Moscow with the boxes. He was first a member of " Trudovye Rezervy (Workers' reserves) Moscow. His coach was A. Tschebotarew. In 1960 he competed in the Soviet Junior Championship (U 20) at featherweight and was with a win over L. Pisarenko title holder of this championship. In the same year he started already at the Soviet Championship of seniors and stood there in the spring weight in the final battle against Boris Nikanorow, he lost just on points.

In 1961 Stanislaw Stepaschkin was not quite as successful as 1960 at the Soviet Championship. He met in the semifinals of the old master Alexei Sasuschin, whom he defeated on points. He finished in 3rd place. In the Soviet Cup 1962 Stanislaw Stepaschkin met in the quarter- finals of the Olympic champion from 1956 Vladimir Safronov, against which he lost, and therefore ended up with three other boxers on the 5th Place.

1962 Stanislaw Stepaschkin had occurred in the Soviet army and launched for the Central Sports Club of the Army ( CSKA ) Moscow. He also went in the third championship of the armies of the Warsaw Pact in Kromirz / CSSR at featherweight at the start, but suffered there in the Finals a surprising point defeat by Heinz Schulz from the GDR.

Somewhat surprisingly Stanislaw Stepaschkin was nominated in 1963 for in May held in Moscow Championship. He was there but in excellent shape and defeated featherweight Ivan Traikow from Bulgaria through techn. KO in the 2nd round, Lajos Baranyi from Hungary by techn. KO in the 2nd round and Jerzy Adamski from Poland by techn. KO in the 3rd round. Only the Italians Giovanni Girgenti succeeded in the final, to go with Stepaschkin over time. A clear points victory by Stanislaw Stepaschkin, so the new European champion, but he could not prevent. Even when taking place after the European Soviet Championship Stepaschkin proved to be the best featherweight. He won the final battle against Vladimir Safronov clear on points.

In the Olympic year 1964 was important with regard to the nomination for the Olympic Games in Tokyo for Stanislaw Stepaschkin to again become Soviet masters. He managed this goal sovereign and therefore could go in Tokyo at featherweight at the start. There he was very superior back in the first four fights. He beat Jose Nieves from Puerto Rico in the 3rd round knockout victory in the second round on Hung Cheng Hsu from Korea by KO in the 2nd round, won in the quarterfinals on Constantin Crudu from Romania by KO in the 3rd round, defeating even Heinz Schulz by KO in the 2nd round. In the final battle against Anthony Villanueva from the Philippines but tore this series of knockout victories. Villanueva, a stocky and robust Fighter, Stepaschkin made ​​it hard to create. At the end of the fight, three of the five judges chosen Stepaschkin and two for Villanueva. Stepaschkin was thus Olympic champion, but not a few experts spoke of a blatant miscarriage of justice.

1965 succeeded Stanislaw Stepaschkin at the Soviet Championship again winning the title. He then started also at the European Championships in East Berlin at featherweight. Here he defeated Jakov Bencun from Yugoslavia on points, Vaclav Vojik from Czechoslovakia by demolition in the first round, Ken Buchanan of Scotland and Bruno Bendig from Poland on points. The title win was the reward for this victory. End of 1965 Stanislaw Stepaschkin started even at the pre-Olympic Games in Mexico City, where she won the featherweight boxing tournament by a knockout victory in the second round of Davila from Mexico.

In 1966 Stanislaw Stepaschkin missing through injury at the Soviet Championship. He started again in the fifth championship of the armies of the Warsaw Pact in Budapest, where she won the final of the featherweight by a knockout victory in the first round of the Poland Piotr Gutman.

Stanislaw wanted 1967 for the third time to win the European featherweight champion in Rome, also won his first fight over the Italians Firmo Pasetti on points. But he withdrew it as a serious injury that he could not continue boxing. Stepaschkin could not start even at the Soviet Championship this year.

Just restored, he then launched at the Soviet Championship in 1968, when it was the starting place for the Olympics again. Stanislaw Stepaschkins form was not enough to defeat in the final of this championship Valery Plotnikov can. He lost that fight on points and thus also lost the ticket to the Olympic Games in Mexico Plotnikov.

Then Stanislaw Stepaschkin ended his boxer 's career. Like its big number indicates KO victories, the southpaw was an outspoken puncher who spared neither himself nor his opponents. He played a total of 204 fights, of which he won 193.

Countries struggles of Stanislaw Stepaschkin

USSR championships with Stanislaw Stepaschkin

(all in the featherweight, then to 57 kg body weight)


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